Bagan Temples and Nature Exploration

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit of Shwesandaw Pagoda, Shwezigon and Ananda Pagoda
  • Observe the flying fox in Nyaung Hla Village and explore the village
  • Visit to Lawkananda wildlife sanctuary

tour details

By participating in this tour you will be contributing towards community-based conservation of the flying fox colony in Nyaung Hla. Visit the famous temples of Bagan and explore the lawkananda wildlife sanctuary to learn captive breeding populations of the Burmese star tortoise.

tour description

Start the sightseeing with visit to Shwe San Daw which was built by King Anawrahta in A.D 1057. Then to Shwezigon, a huge gilded temple built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century and Ananda temple, a masterpiece of Mon-style architecture with four huge standing Buddha's and an adjacent brick monastery with well-preserved 18th century murals. After lunch, visit Nyaung Hla village (30 minutes' drive), which is the roost location for the giant flying fox (Pteropus giganteus). The spectacular colony is home to some 3500 individuals, which live in vast rain trees located in the heart of the village and adjacent to the river. Due to seasonal variations, there are more bats in rainy season. The colony started in 1998 and so far, is increasing in numbers. We ask you to observe those bats but please never disturb them by clapping or making loud noises. They are a natural treasure for the village and for Myanmar.
From the village, return to Bagan. Lunch at Sanon Restaurant. Visit Lawkananda Wildlife Sanctuary which has been planted with teak, a non-native species to this dry zone area. It was established in 1997 and covers an area of 47sqm. The sanctuary is a home to captive breeding populations of the Burmese star tortoise, Eld's deer and other rare species.
After visiting park, we will take a walk to nearby Lawkananda pagoda. It is located on the bank of Ayeyarwady which was built by King Anawrahta in AD 1059. The sunset across the river and gilded stupa will create a marvelous picture.

includes

  • Transportation in A/C vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour

excludes

  • Bagan Zone Fee

notes

  • By participating in this tour you will be contributing towards community-based conservation of the flying fox colony in Nyaung Hla. We are very grateful to Dr. Paul Bates and Beatrix Lanzinger for the provision of their expertise and also to Paul and Dr Thein Aung for the beautiful pictures. The programme was partially supported by Harrison Institute, Centre for Systematics and Biodiversity Research and the Darwin Initiative of the UK government.

    Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: NYUDBBTN

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